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    The Delights of Childcraft, part 2

    Yesterday I introduced a set of books that impressed me as a child, and I appreciate them more now as a parent and home educator. Here I describe the contents of the individual volumes so that you may consider adding a few more items to your collection. Volume 1: Poems of early childhood Beginning with Mother Goose (of course), the poems gradually become longer and more sophisticated; some pensive, some silly, but with wide appeal to young children. Colorful illustrations by a variety of artists. One drawback is that the children in the pictures are all very Caucasian, but that is not surprising considering the publication date. Robert Louis Stevenson,…

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    Dove Awards Show Performers Announced

    Nashville, TN (August 22, 2019) The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the first round of confirmed performers for the historic 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, show set for October 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. The landmark event will feature performances by Christian music trailblazer TobyMac, chart-topping modern worship group Hillsong Worship and award-winning Gospel legend, Kirk Franklin. The Dove Awards will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Lauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations. View the full list of nominees…

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    Provident Releases ‘Overcomer’ Soundtrack

    Nashville, TN (August 20, 2019)AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. company, and Provident Films will be releasing the newest feature film from the Kendrick Brothers, Overcomer, on August 23rd. In anticipation of this upcoming film, Provident Label Group has just released the Overcomer Soundtrack—music from and inspired by the original motion picture. The soundtrack features songs from Koryn Hawthorne, Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Tauren Wells, Hillsong Worship, Mandisa, Tenth Avenue North, Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers and Bonray as well as the musical score by Paul Mills. In addition, the song “Enough” by Koryn Hawthorn will be released to Christian music radio. “We loved working on Overcomer and loved…

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    Best Thing I Heard Today: August 21, 2019

    If you follow this blog at all, you know that I am big fan of raw, passionate, acoustic performances. I usually like an acoustic version of a song better than the album/radio single version. I posted a few weeks ago about Bear Rinehart‘s (NEEDTOBREATHE) solo project under the name Wilder Woods and his song “Light Shine In” made my BTIHT post. The album version is indeed amazing….but true to my nature, I do love the new acoustic version he just released even more. That is why Wilder Woods acoustic version of “Light Shine In” is the Best Thing I Heard Today! Check it out here:

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    Tenth Avenue North Announces Tour with Promo Video

    Nashville, TN (August 22, 2019 Multiple Dove Award winning band Tenth Avenue North will headline the upcoming No Shame Tour this fall with 2019 Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee Austin French and a special acoustic storytelling performance by Tenth Avenue North lead singer and recent author Mike Donehey. Presented in part by Compassion International, the tour kicks off Oct. 3, in Rock Island, Ill., and will make stops in 22 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 11. The No Shame Tour supports Tenth Avenue North’s brand new project No Shame, which released earlier this month. No Shame features the debut radio…

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    Best Thing I Heard Today: August 20, 2019

    The Eagle and Child is an indie alternative Christian pop/rock band from San Diego with a very unique sound and a brand new album that just dropped last week…Sight. The band’s Spotify profile states that the “Sight is a concept record to give hire to the tire, to create space for the wounded through passionate guitar solos, songs that are at times ethereal and other times quite direct, and backed by provocative, intrinsically thought-provoking lyrics.” The Eagle and Child‘s new song, “I Want to Know” is the Best Thing I Heard Today! Check it out here:

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    Gotee Records’ Ryan Stevenson Honored with RIAA Gold Single

    Gotee Records’ Ryan Stevenson has received his first RIAA Gold Certified single as an artist for his record-breaking song, “Eye of the Storm.” This impactful song features GabeReal of TobyMac’s DiverseCity Band and was co-written by producer Bryan Fowler (TobyMac, Chris Tomlin). “My heart is full,” shares Ryan Stevenson upon receiving his first artist RIAA Gold single. “I’m thankful for the success and impact of this song, but as I looked around the room last night and into the eyes of everyone who has been on this journey with me, I was reminded that the most important aspect of life are the people we get to live it out with.…

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    Tenth Avenue North Headlines ‘No Shame Tour’

    Multiple Dove Award winning band Tenth Avenue North will headline the upcoming No Shame Tour this fall with 2019 Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee Austin French and a special acoustic storytelling performance by Tenth Avenue North lead singer and recent author Mike Donehey. Presented in part by Compassion International, the tour kicks off Oct. 3, in Rock Island, Ill., and will make stops in 22 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 11. The No Shame Tour supports Tenth Avenue North’s brand new project No Shame, which released earlier this month. The sixth studio album for the band, No Shame features the…

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    Avalon’s ‘Keeper Of My Heart’ Encouraging Listeners with Inspiring Lyrics

    After a 10 year recording hiatus, Avalon is back! The talented vocal group has released the song “Keeper Of My Heart” to radio and the track is already inspiring listeners with its encouraging lyrics. This is the first release from the group’s forthcoming project, Called, their first on Red Street Records, a new venture started by Rascal Flatts member, Jay DeMarcus. The song is resonating with music fans and critics alike. Check out what’s being said about Avalon and the impact of “Keeper Of My Heart.” “Avalon brought something fresh and different to Christian music when they debuted in 1996. Now…they’re doing it again!”[…]

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    Bethel Music’s The McClures Bow Soulful ‘Only Have One’

    “Only Have One,” the latest single from acclaimed Bethel Music worship leaders Paul and Hannah McClure, is now available. Penned by The McClures along with Seth Mosley (for KING & COUNTRY) and Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real), the soulful selection is currently featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday Christian” and “Sing A New Song” playlists, as well as Apple Music’s “Today’s Christian” and “Worship Today” playlists. A musical homage to the couple’s North Carolina roots, “Only Have One” showcases The McClures’ impassioned harmonies atop a bluesy, organ-driven groove. Proclaiming worship to the One True God, the song is a reminder that even in an age of relativism, the Truth of Jesus…

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